An ambush in suspense
Objects and a character enter in a row of brutal crashes generated by falling trees cut by a chainsaw.
Simon Quéheillard is a French artist, born in 1977, in Bordeaux. He lives in Paris. His work revolves around different practices : video, objects, writing. His works always start from a physical principle and its variations : the reflection of light in a puddle of water, the mechanical movement of an escalator, the passage of a crowd, the observation of wind, the passage of semi-trailer trucks, or falling trees in the forest. He has published two books of prose poems, The picture in the paper and A large pale world, outlined. His recent video works, Master-wind (Images festival Toronto, AVIFF Cannes, Punto de Vista), From beginnings to beginnings (Fid Marseille, IVHAM Madrid), are part of video art and the history of slapstick cinema. The artist is a “catastrophe operator”. It triggers mechanisms over which he no longer has any control. In this line, his latest video work «An ambush in suspense» is described by the artist as a “life-size slapstick”.